Reason to SMILE #157: TACO SALAD
4:29 PM. I’m preparing for the third night of Vacation Bible School at my church. I have an hour before the night begins so I’m pretty busy. My phone whistles. “On no!” I think. “Please don’t let it be someone who can’t make it.”
I pick up my phone and am pleasantly surprised to see that it’s my older son who is currently away for the summer interning at a church in North Georgia. He has this question for me:
Several things begin to run through my mind:
What a horrible mom I am for sending my kid off on his own without teaching him how to cook!
How am I supposed to get everything I need to do done in the little time I have and teach my kid how to cook at the same time?
And how in the world am I supposed to teach this kid to cook via text message?
Over the next few minutes, my son and I text back and forth while I go about prepping for VBS Night Three. From how much meat is needed to browning the meat to heating up the black beans, I give the instructions as succinctly as I can and I say a quick prayer for safety. Lord, please don’t let him burn down the Youth Minister’s house!
6:59 PM. VBS was running smoothly. I decide to find out how the cooking went. So, I send my son another text:
He did good! He made his momma SMILE.
I may have been busy when that text was sent to me this afternoon but it made no difference. My son needed me and I was going to do everything I could to help – even if it meant giving a cooking lesson by text!